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The 700 Club - December 18, 2014

Nabeel Qureshi grew up a devout Muslim, but his questions about the Christian faith persisted. Plus, an unexpected job loss and growing family left Heath and Kara worried and desperate, until CBN’s Operation Blessing stepped in to offer hope ... Read Transcript


dy: A TRUE

BELIEVER.

I WAS SURE IT WAS WHAT I

HAD BEEN TAUGHT, AND IT WAS

PEACEFUL.

YOU'RE USING THE WORD FAITH

THE WAY I USE THE WORD

IGNORANCE.

Wendy: HEAR WHAT ROCKED

HIS WORLD.

IT BECAME ABUNDANTLY

CLEAR WHY PEOPLE COULD BE SO

VIOLENT.

Wendy: AND IT SHOOK HIS

FAITH.

I KNEW THAT ROOM WAS

HEAVEN.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

I WANT TO POINT OUT ONE

THING ABOUT NEGOTIATON, IF

OUR PRESIDENT HAD BEEN AN

INDIAN, HE WOULD HAVE SOLD

MANHATTAN FOR 24 BUCKS.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT WHAT HE DID

WITH CUBA, HOW HE HAS GIVEN

AWAY THE STORE REPEATEDLY,

AND THAT'S IN OUR NEWS.

BUT FIRST IN THE NEWS,

SOMETHING YOU DON'T HEAR

ABOUT.

BILL GERTZ, WHO IS THE

DEFENSE EDITOR OR REPORTER

FOR THE WASHINGTON TIMES HAS

DONE A STORY THAT SHOULD

HAVE BEEN IN THE HEADLINES.

THE CHINESE HAVE TEST-FIRED

A MISSILE THAT IS MORE THAN

CAPABLE OF REACHING EVERY

CITY IN THE UNITED STATES.

AND ON TOP OF THAT, THEY NOW

HAVE MERV TECHNOLOGY, WHICH

MEANS THEY CAN HAVE 10

WARHEADS ON THAT MISSILE.

AND GUESS WHAT?

THEY GOT THE TECHNOLOGY FROM

THE GOOD OLD U.S.A.

SOME WAS GIVEN TO THEM BY

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, AND

THE REST THEY STOLE.

THAT IS AMAZING.

Terry: WHY ARE WE NOT

HEARING THAT?

Pat: THE MEDIA ISN'T

INTERESTED IN THAT.

THEY'RE SO MUCH MORE

INTERESTED IN SCANDAL, AND

WHAT KIM KARDASHIAN DOESN'T

HAVE ON AND THAT KIND OF

STUFF.

THAT'S THE BIG STORIES.

THIS IS A MAJOR THING.

Terry: I WOULD SAY IT

IS.

Pat: MAJOR.

10 MERVS.

NOW, THEY HAVE, ACCORDING TO

THIS ARTICLE -- AND GERTZ IS

VERY RELIABLE -- THEY HAVE

240 THERMO NUCLEAR MISSILES

IN THEIR ARSENAL RIGHT NOW.

THE RUSSIANS HAVE SEVERAL

THOUSAND, WE HAVE SEVERAL

THOUSAND.

THE PAKISTANIS HAVE THEM,

AND THE INDIANS HAVE THEM.

AND THE IRANIANS WANT TO GET

THEM.

WHAT KIND OF A WORLD IS IT

GOING TO BE IF SUDDENLY THEY

START THROWING NUKES AT EACH

OTHER.

ON TOP OF THAT, YOU'VE GOT

SONY, WHICH IS GOING TO DO A

MOTION PICTURE ABOUT THE

LEADER OF NORTH KOREA, AND

IT WAS A SPOOF, IT WAS A

COMEDY, BUT THE NORTH

KOREANS TOOK IT SERIOUSLY.

THEY HACKED INTO SONY, GOT

ALL OF THEIR CONFIDENTIAL

DATA, COMPROMISED THEIR

PAYMENT SCHEDULE.

SONY SAID WE'RE OUT OF

MAKING PICTURES BECAUSE WE

CAN'T PAY OR BILLS BECAUSE

THE COMPUTER IS FOULED UP.

A LITTLE COUNTRY LIKE NORTH

KOREA CAN GO INTO A MAJOR

CORPORATION LIKE AMERICA,

AND THE PROBLEM IS THE

AMERICAN MEDIA IS COMPLICIT

WITH THAT.

SO AS THEY ARE RELEASING

THIS STUFF, THE MEDIA IS

SALIVATING TO GET IT OUT.

THIS IS A SHOCKING

SITUATION.

CYBERWARFARE IS VERY, VERY

REAL.

AND WE'VE GOT THE THREAT OF

NUCLEAR WARFARE, AND ALL WE

CAN SAY IS MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Terry: WHAT DO WE DO?

Pat: THE ONLY THING I

DID, AND WHAT I WAS DOING

TODAY IS, WE'VE GOT TO

PRAY.

IT'S IN GOD'S HANDS.

WE NEED THE LORD TO TAKE

CARE OF US.

THIS IS VERY SERIOUS.

WHEN THE CHINESE, IF THEY

FEEL LIKE IT -- HERE'S THE

DEAL, TERRY: WE'VE GOT

NUCLEAR DEFENCES.

DEFENSES.

WE'VE GOT MISSILES AND

ARROWS AND WHATEVER.

OKAY, THEY LAUNCH, BUT

INSTEAD OF OF LAUNCHING ONE

MISSILE, THEY LAUNCH 10

MISSILES.

AT THE SAME TIME.

EACH OF THOSE 10 CARRIES 10

MISSILES.

SO NOW YOU'VE GOT 100

MISSILES COMING DOWN ACROSS

AMERICA, AND YOU'VE GOT

THOSE THINGS TRYING TO SHOOT

THEM DOWN BEFORE THEY

EXPLODE.

IT'S VERY SERIOUS.

Terry: IT IS SOMETHING

WE HAVE NEVER FACED BEFORE.

Pat: WE HAVE NEVER

FACED ANYTHING LIKE IT.

AND ON TOP OF THE FACT OUR

COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM

MAY WELL BE COMPROMISED.

IF A TINY COUNTRY LIKE NORTH

KOREA CAN HACK INTO A MAJOR

STUDIO LIKE SONY, WHAT CAN

THEY DO WITH SOMEBODY

BIGGER.

CERTAINLY THE CHINESE CAN

HACK INTO IT AND SO CAN THE

RUSSIANS.

MAN!

OKAY.

I REMEMBER TALKING TO THE

CUBANS DOWN IN SOUTH

FLORIDA, AND I WOULD STOP,

YOU KNOW, VIVA CUBA LIBRE.

THAT'S BEEN A FREEDOM CRY

FOR CUBANS FOR DECADES.

AND NOW PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS

THE TIME HAS COME TO MAKE

FRIENDS.

HE AHEAD A DEAL WITH

THEM.

AND FROM WHAT WE UNDERSTAND,

HE GOT NOTHING IN RETURN.

Terry: NOT ALL CUBAN

AMERICANS ARE HAPPY ABOUT

THAT DEAL, AND NEITHER ARE

AMERICANS WHO SAY WE

SHOULDN'T BE REWARDING A

HARSH DICTATOR.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS MORE.

President Obama: WE

WANT TO SEE GREATER FREEDOM

AND GREATER OPPORTUNITY FOR

ORDINARY CUBANS.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA WENT PUBLIC WITH A

DEAL REACHED IN SECRET ON

WEDNESDAY.

HE IS RESTORING FULL

DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH

CUBA, FOR THE FIRST TIME

SINCE THE HEIGHT OF THE COLD

WAR.

IT FOLLOWS THE RELEASE OF

ALAN GROSS, AND ANOTHER

AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE

OPERATIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR

CUBAN SPIES HELD IN THE

U.S.

GROSS WAS IN PRISON FOR FIVE

YEARS.

I'M INCREDIBLY BLESSED,

FINALLY, TO HAVE THE FREEDOM

TO RESUME A POSITIVE AND

CONSTRUCTIVE LIFE.

Reporter: THE DEAL IS

THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF

FIVE DECADES OF THE U.S.

ECONOMIC BLOCKADE OF CUBA.

IT CALLS FOR A REVIEW OF

CUBA'S STATUS AS A STATE

SPONSOR OF TERRORISM.

AND CLEARS THE PATH FOR THE

U.S. TO OPEN AN EMBASSY IN

HAVANA.

AND HELPS THE DOOR FOR

AMERICANS TO VISIT THE

LARGEST ISLAND IN THE

CARRIBEAN.

I THINK IT IS GREAT.

IT IS ABOUT TIME.

Reporter: BUT THERE IS

ALSO PROTESTS IN PLACES LIKE

MIAMI'S LITTLE HAVANA

COMMUNITY.

OUTCRY FROM FAMILIES WHO

LOST LOVED ONES IN 1996,

WHEN CUBAN FIGHTERS SHOT A

PLANE DOWN.

THE PRESIDENT COULD ALSO

FACE A FIGHT IN CONGRESS.

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO SPOKE

OUT AGAINST THE DEAL,

CALLING PRESIDENT OBAMA THE

WORST NEGOTIATOR SINCE JIMMY

CARTER.

THESE CHANGES WILL ONLY

LEAD TO GREATER WEALTH AND

INFLUENCE FOR THIS

REPRESSIVE REGIME,

ESPECIALLY THE MILITARY.

THIS IS A LEGACY FOR A

PRESIDENT WHO IS NOW A

LAME-DUCK.

HE WANTS IT FOR THE LEGACY

THAT HE'LL GET OUT OF IT

WITH THE LEFT WING OF HIS

PARTY.

Reporter: AND IN SOCIAL

MEDIA, LINDSAY GRAHAM

TWEETED HE VOWS TO BLOCK THE

OPENING OF A U.S. EMBASSY IN

CUBA.

AND JEB BUSH ALSO TWEETED,

CALLING THIS A MASSIVE

EXECUTIVE OVERREACH.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, EFREM.

YOU KNOW, THIS WEAK THAT IS

THAT WE SEE AT THE HEAD OF

OUR COUNTRY IS RATHER BAD.

LISTEN, I AM FOR OPENING UP

TO CUBA.

WE HAVE BEEN SENDING AID IN

THERE, AND WE HAVE

MISSIONARIES AND STUFF GOING

ON IN CUBA.

IT IS COOL.

WE WANT TO SEE THE CUBANS AS

OUR FRIENDS.

WE WANT THAT.

AND WE WANT CUBA TO BE

FREE.

BUT, LISTEN, THEY WERE

DEPENDENT ON MONEY FROM

NICARAGUA -- EXCUSE ME, FROM

THE REGIME OF CHAVEZ IN EL

SALVADOR.

BUT CHAVEZ IS OUT OF MONEY.

THAT COUNTRY IS GONE,

BUSTED.

RUSSIA WAS THERE PATRON.

AND RUSSIA HAS NO MONEY, AND

THEY'RE GOING BUSTED.

SO WE HAVE SANCTIONS ON, AND

THEY'RE STARTING TO BITE.

AND THAT COUNTRY OF CUBA WAS

IN THE PROCESS OF GOING

BANKRUPT.

SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?

WE WILL LIFT THE SANCTIONS

AND BAIL THEM OUT, AND NOT

GET ANY CONCESSIONS.

WE COULD HAVE SAID RELEASE

YOUR PRISONERS.

START OBSERVING HUMAN

RIGHTS.

LET'S NORMALIZE CERTAIN

THINGS.

AND THEY WOULD HAVE COMPLIED

BECAUSE THEY HAD TO COMPLY.

NOW WE JUST SIGNED A DEAL,

AND THE PRESIDENT HAS, ONCE

AGAIN, MADE AN EXECUTIVE

DECISION.

Terry: DOES HE NOT HAVE

PEOPLE AROUND HIM -- EVEN IF

HE IS NOT A NEGOTIATOR

HIMSELF?

I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE

BENEFIT OF THE SYSTEM --

Pat: THE PEOPLE AROUND

HIM ARE SO WEAK.

THEY'RE CHILDREN, SOME OF

THEM, KIDS, AND THEY DON'T

HAVE --

Terry: AND THEY DON'T

HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN

POLITICS.

Pat: IT'S TERRIBLE.

AND ALL OF THEM ARE

CONCESSION-MINDED.

THEY DON'T LOVE AMERICA.

THEY WANT TO GIVE AWAY THE

STORE.

THEY THINK OUR ABUSIVE POWER

IS SOMETHING SHOCKING.

AND LET'S BE NICE TO THESE

DICTATORS, AND SO THAT'S THE

WAY THEY ARE.

SOME, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

ARE CALLING HIM KING OBAMA,

AND MANY CONSERVATIVES

AGREE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

OVERSTEPPED HIS PRESIDENTIAL

POWERS ONE TOO MANY TIMES.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON THAT

STORY FROM OUR CBN NEWS

BUREAU IN WASHINGTON.

John: PAT, PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE ACTION ON

IMMIGRATION FACES A NEW

LEGAL CHALLENGE.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND

JUSTICE IS REPRESENTING 27

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO JOIN

A FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED BY

24 STATES, CHALLENGING THE

CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE

PRESIDENT'S NEW POLICY.

THEY BELIEVE THAT THEIR

POWER IS BEING TAKEN AWAY

UNCONSTITUTIONALLY.

IT IS NOT JUST A POLITICAL

SPAT WITH THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES BETWEEN

CONGRESS AND THE EXECUTIVE

BRANCH, BUT THAT THIS IS

PART OF CONGRESS' JOB, WHICH

IS TO HANDLE THE NATION'S

IMMIGRATION LAWS, ARTICLE

ONE OF THE CONSTITUTION

ABSOLUTELY MAKES THAT

CLEAR.

John: THE ACLJ'S BRIEF

SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS

EXCEEDING HIS CONSTITUTIONAL

AUTHORITY AND DISRUPTING THE

GOVERNMENT'S BALANCING

POWERS.

THE PRESIDENT HAS USED THE

POLICY TO CREATE POLICIES ON

GUN CONTROL AND IMMIGRATION

LABOUR, AMONG OTHERS.

HIS CRITICS DESCRIBE IT AS

OVERREACH.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA ANSWERS CHARGES OF

PROFESSIONAL OVERREACH BY

SAYING HE HAS ISSUED FEWER

EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAN ANY

PRESIDENTS IN USE.

BUT HE DOESN'T TALK ABOUT

THE MEMORANDA.

THEY BEAR THE WEIGHT OF LAW

AND DON'T NEED ANY

CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL OR

ACTION.

IF YOU'RE DOING IT DAY

AFTER DAY AFTER DAY, AS

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS, ON EVERY

ISSUE, YOU ESSENTIALLY

OVERLOAD THE ISSUE.

Reporter: THE ONLY

OTHER TWO PRESIDENTS WHO

EVEN CRACKED 100 WERE

CLINTON AND BUSH.

OBAMA HAS ALREADY ISSUED

ABOUT 200.

BOB GOODLAT WORRIES THAT THE

PRESIDENT IS ACTING ON HIS

OWN SO MUCH HE IS DOING

CONSTITUTIONAL DAMAGE.

HE IS OVERREACHING IN A

MULTITUDE OF WAYS.

THERE ARE DOZENS OF

EXAMPLES.

OBAMACARE, IN ITSELF, HE HAS

CHANGED IT IN 42 DIFFERENT

MATTERS.

Reporter: ANDREW

McCARTHY LISTS DOZENS OF

EXAMPLES OF OBAMA DOING

THIS.

HE HAS EITHER WAIVED THE

LAW, REFUSED TO ENFORCE THE

LAW.

IMMIGRATION IS ANOTHER AREA

WHERE WE JUST HAD A

CONTINUOUS SERIES OF

SITUATIONS WHERE THE

PRESIDENT HAS JUST MADE UP

THE LAW AS HE GOES ALONE.

Reporter: THE THING IS,

EVERYTHING PRESIDENT OBAMA

DOES, ANY PRESIDENT DOES,

SETS A PRECEDENT.

AND THOSE PRECEDENTS LIVE

LONG AFTER THE MAN HAS LEFT

THE OFFICE OF THE JONATHAN

TURLEY, A LIABLE WHO VOTED

FOR OBAMA, WROTE IN THE

LOS ANGELES TIMES: "THE

UNITED STATES IS AT A

CONSTITUTIONAL TIPPING

POINT.

THE RISE OF AN UBER

PRESIDENCY UNCHECKED BY THE

OTHER TWO BRANCHES."

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

John: VLADIMIR PUTIN IS

BLASTING THE WEST, SAYING

THAT THE WEST IS TRYING TO

SUBDUE AND DISARM RUSSIA.

DURING HIS ANNUAL PRESS

CONFERENCE, PERCENT

MR. PUTIN ANNOUNCED THE

NEGATIVE IMPACT IN UKRAINE.

BUT HE SAYS THE ECONOMIC

TROUBLES ARE THE PRICE OF

RUSSIAN SOF STE.

SOVEREIGNTY.

AND PUTIAN IS SUGGESTING A

QUICK ALL FOR ALL PRISONER

SWAP IN UKRAINE, AND ASKING

UKRAINE TO GRANT AMNESTY TO

THE REBELS.

IT SEEMS THAT PUTIN MAY

FINALLY BE FEELING THE HEAT,

AT LEAST A LITTLE BIT.

Pat: I THOUGHT A WEEK

AGO HE MIGHT TRY TO GO TO

WAR TO GET HIS PEOPLE'S

ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE

DOMESTIC PROBLEMS.

HE STILL HAS THAT PROBLEM.

BUT I THINK ANGELA MERKEL

HAS PUT THE SCREWS TO HIM

PRETTY HARD.

HE HAS NO FRIENDS IN THE

WORLD.

AND HIS OWN LEADERSHIP IS

BEGINNING TO REBEL AGAINST

HIM.

HE REALIZES HE HAS TO BACK

UP FROM THAT HARSH STANCE.

AND THIS IS THE OPENING

SALVO.

BUT HE IS BLAMING THE WEST.

HIS PROBLEMS ARE BECAUSE OF

THE WEST.

HE DIDN'T HAVE ACH ANYTHING

TO DO WITH IT.

IT IS BECAUSE OF THE WEST.

THAT WOULD BE A PRELUDE TO

SOME MILITARY ADVENTURE IF

HE NEEDED TO.

BUT THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY IS

FACING A SERIOUS RECESSION

IN THE NEXT YEAR, A SERIOUS

RECESSION.

THOSE HIGH INTEREST RATES --

YOU BEGIN TO PUT 17%, 18%

INTEREST RATES ON AN

ECONOMY, AND IT WILL GO

DOWNHILL.

THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN.

AND THE FALL OF THE RUBLE --

THE RUBLE RECOVERED JUST A

TAD IN YESTERDAY'S TRADING,

BUT NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE MUCH

DIFFERENCE.

IT UGED TO BE AT 32 RUBLES

TO THE DOLLAR, AND NOW IT IS

ABOUT 70 RUBLES TO THE

DOLLAR.

IT MEANS THAT PEOPLE ARE

DESPERATE.

THEY'RE DESPERATE BECAUSE

THEY DON'T HAVE MONEY.

AND THE BUSINESSES CAN'T

BORROW MONEY.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY

TWICE, OR TWO AND A HALF

TIMES, AS MUCH FOR THE GOODS

THEY IMPORT.

HE IS BACKING AWAY FROM THE

PRESIBUS NOW, WE CERTAINLY

HOPE SO.

WE DON'T WANT A WAR.

John: THE EUROPEAN

UNION GIVING HAMAS

TERRORISTS A FREE PASS WHILE

ACCUSING ISRAEL OF WAR

CRIMES.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYS

EUROPE IS FALLING INTO THE

TRAP OF APPEASING TERRORISTS

BY PRESSURING ISRAEL.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: IT WAS A

ROUGH DAY FOR ISRAEL IN

EUROPE.

TODAY WE WITNESSED A

SERIES OF EXAMPLES OF

EUROPEAN POLICY, AND

HYPOCRISY.

Reporter: THE EUROPEAN

COURT REMOVED HAMAS FROM ITS

LIST OF TERRORIST

ORGANIZATIONS.

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

VOTED IN PRINCIPLE TO

RECOGNIZE A PALESTINIAN

STATE.

AND CERTAIN PARTIES CALLED

TO INVESTIGATE ISRAEL FOR

WAR CRIMES.

ALL THESE POINT IN THE

SAME DIRECTION.

THEY POINT TO A SPIRIT OF

APPEASEMENT IN EUROPE OF THE

VERY FORCES THAT THREATEN

EUROPE ITSELF.

TOO MANY IN EUROPE ARE

CALLING ON ISRAEL TO MAKE

CONCESSIONS THAT WOULD

ENDANGER NOT ONLY THE

SECURITY OF ISRAEL, BUT ALSO

PARADOXICALLY, THE SECURITY

OF EUROPE ITSELF.

Reporter: IT CAME ON

THE SAME DAY THAT JORDAN

SUBMITTED A DRAFT RESOLUTION

TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL,

CALLING FOR PEACE BETWEEN

ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS,

WITHIN A YEAR, AND AN

ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL WITHIN

THREE YEARS.

NETANYAHU DESCRIBED ISRAEL

AS AN EMBATTLED DEMOCRACY IN

A REGION PLAGUED BY TYRANNY

AND ISLAMIC TERRORISM.

ISRAEL IS FORCED TO

DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST

TERRORISTS, WHO TIME AND

AGAIN TRIED TO TARGET OUR

CIVILIANS THIS SUMMER.

THEY FIRED THOUSANDS OF

ROCKETS ON OUR CITIES.

AND THEY USED THEIR

CIVILIANS AS HUMAN SHIELDS.

THAT'S THE SECOND WAR

CRIME.

Reporter: NETANYAHU

SAID PEACE WON'T LAST IN THE

MIDDLE EAST UNLESS IT CAN BE

DEFENDED.

AND EUROPEAN DECLARATIONS

AGAINST ISRAEL ONLY

REINFORCE PALESTINIAN

INTRANSIDENTS.

PEACE WILL ONLY COME WHEN

PALESTINIANS ARE WILLING TO

CONFRONT THEIR OWN PEOPLE.

THE EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES TO

SUPPORT THE ONE AND ONLY

DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, AND THAT, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, IS THE STATE OF

ISRAEL.

Reporter: THE INCREASED

PRESSURE COMES WHEN ISRAEL

IS PREPARING FOR NATIONAL

ELECTIONS.

SOME BELIEVE THE EUROPEAN

MOVES ARE INTENDED TO WEAKEN

NETANYAHU, BECAUSE HE IS AN

ISRAELI LEADER WHO RESISTS

THE MOVE TO APPEASE ISLAMIC

TERRORISM.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

John: FEDERAL

INVESTIGATORS SAY NORTH

KOREA IS BEHIND THE

CYBERATTACK AGAINST SONY.

THE PRIMARY SUSPECTS ARE

MEMBERS OF A NORTH KOREAN

CYBERSECURITY UNIT CALLED

BUREAU 121.

AND INVESTIGATORS ARE NOT

RULING OUT THE POSSIBILITY

THAT AN INSIDER MAY HAVE

HELPED NORTH KOREA.

SONY DECIDED TO CANCEL THE

RELEASE AFTER THE

CONTROVERSIAL FILM WAS

TARGETED.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WEIGHED IN

ON THE HACKING THREAT.

President Obama: THIS

CYBERATTACK IS VERY

SERIOUS.

WE'RE INVESTIGATING IT, AND

WE'RE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY.

WE'LL BE VIGILANT.

IF WE SEE SOMETHING THAT WE

THINK IS SERIOUS AND

CREDIBLE, WE'LL ALERT THE

PUBLIC.

FOR NOW, MY RECOMMENDATION

WOULD BE THAT PEOPLE GO TO

THE MOVIES.

John: THE INTERVIEW IS

ABOUT A CELEBRITY JOURNALIST

WHO LANDED AN INTERVIEW WITH

KIKIM JONG-UN JONG-UN.

Pat: IT IS A MAJOR

THREAT.

I THINK WE HAVE TO

RECOGNIZE, YOU KNOW, THAT

OUR ARMIES TODAY DEPEND ON

COMPUTERS.

EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON

COMPUTERS.

AND IF YOUR COMPUTER DOESN'T

WORK, YOU'RE IN A HEAP OF

TROUBLE.

PENAPEOPLE KEEP THEIR

RECORDS, BANK RECORDS, WHAT

THEY'RE GOING TO DO, ON

COMPUTERS.

ALL OF THEIR INFORMATION IS

STORED ON COMPUTERS.

AND ALL OF THE BANKING

INFORMATION THAT YOU AND I

HAVE, ALMOST ALL OF IT IS ON

COMPUTER.

AND THE IDEA OF HAVING HARD

COPIES AND STUFF IS

NON-EXISTENCE.

THE BANKS ARE TRYING TO GET

AWAY FROM ANY KIND OF CASH.

THEY WANT TO GO TO A

CASHLESS SOCIETY.

AND CYBERSECURITY IS MAJOR.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT

REGENT UNIVERSITY IS GOING

TO HAVE A COURSE, A DEGREE

PROGRAM, IN CYBERSECURITY.

Terry: WONDERFUL.

Pat: STARTING THIS

SPRING.

Terry: WE ARE ALL

ENTRENCHED IN CYBERSPACE, SO

IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT.

Pat: YOU'VE GOT SOME

LONG-HAIRED KID IN SANDALS

IN A GARAGE AND HE CAN HACK

INTO THE COMPUTER IN THE

PENTAGON.

IT'S INSANE.

BUT THE BATTLE PLANS --

THINK WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF

THE COMPUTERS OF THE

PENTAGON WERE COMPROMISED,

AND ALL OF THE BATTLE PLANS

AND THE COMMAND AND CONTROL

FOR THE ARMY, THE NAVY, THE

AIR FORCE, THE SHIPS, THE

PLANES, THE LOGISTICS, IF IT

WAS ALL COMPRISED.

Terry: THAT IS NOT A

FAR-FETCHED PERSPECTIVE AT

ALL.

Pat: NO, IT'S NOT.

WE AND THE ISRAELIS DID IT

TO IRAN.

WE PUT A VIRUS IN THEIR

COMPUTERS WHICH CAUSED THOSE

CENTRIFUGES TO RUN OUT OF

CONTROL.

WE KNOW HOW TO DO IT.

SO DO OTHERS.

ONE MORE PLUG FOR REGENT.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: HOW ABOUT A

HAPPY STORY.

Pat: HOW ABOUT A HAPPY

STORY.

Terry: UP NEXT, WE HAVE

A STORY THAT WILL WARM YOUR

HEART.

SEE HOW ORPHANS IN INDIA ARE

GETTING A VERY SPECIAL

GIFT.

AND MEET THE 96-YEAR-OLD

WOMAN WHO IS MAKING THAT

POSSIBLE FROM HALF WAY

AROUND THE WORLD.

*

Pat: WELL, IT'S THE

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, AND

WE'VE GIVEN YOU SOME TOUGH

STORIES, BUT WE'VE ALSO GOT

SOME GOOD ONES.

LAST CHRISTMAS, CONNIE

VITOLO WAS DEPRESSED.

THE 95-YEAR-OLD HAD NO

PURPOSE IN LIFE, AND SHE

DIDN'T CARE IF SHE LIVED OR

DIED.

BUT THIS YEAR CONNIE CAN

HARDLY WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS,

NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING SHE

IS EXPECTING TO RECEIVE BUT

BECAUSE OF WHAT SHE'S GOING

TO GIVE TO CHILDREN.

SHE HAS NEVER EVEN MET,

HALF WAY AROUND THE WORLD.

OUR WENDY GRIFFITH BRINGS US

HERE TOUCHING STORY.

Wendy: THESE ORPHANS IN

INDIA DON'T KNOW IT YET, BUT

THEY'RE GETTING SOMETHING

SPECIAL FOR CHRISTMAS THIS

YEAR.

COMING FROM SOMEONE THEY'VE

NEVER MET, HALF A WORLD

AWAY, IN VIRGINIA.

95-YEAR-OLD CONNIE VITOLO

HAS SPENT THE PAST YEAR

MAKING BLANKETS FOR THE

CHILDREN, ONE STITCH AT A

TIME.

WELL, HOW MANY BLANKETS HAVE

YOU CROCHETED FOR THE

ORPHANS SO FAR?

A DOZEN.

12.

I'M ON NUMBER 13.

Wendy: I UNDERSTAND

THAT YOU PRAY OVER EVERY

BLANKET.

I PRAY OVER EVERY ONE OF

THEM.

I PRAY TO JESUS AND THANK

HIM EVERY DAY.

WHEN I FINISH ONE, I SAY,

THANK YOU, JESUS.

DON'T LET ME DIE BEFORE I

FINISH MY BLANKET.

Wendy: NOT LONG AGO,

SHE DIDN'T CARE WHETHER SHE

LIVED OR DIED.

AFTER A BAD FALL, SHE HAD TO

LEAVE HER NEW JERSEY HOME

AND MOVE IN WITH HER

DAUGHTER IN VIRGINIA.

BEFORE LONG, DEPRESSION SET

IN.

AND I SAID, I WISH JESUS

WOULD CALL ME HOME.

BUT MY DAUGHTER SAYS, NO, HE

DON'T WANT YOU YET.

I PRAYED, AND I SAID,

LORD, I'M PUTTING IT ALL IN

YOUR HANDS AND I'M TRUSTING

YOU THAT YOU'RE GOING TO

MAKE A WAY FOR HER TO FIND

HER PURPOSE HERE.

AND HE DID.

Wendy: ANN SAW AN AD ON

A BULLETIN BOARD THAT

VOLUNTEERS WERE NEEDED TO

MAKE ITEMS FOR ORPHANS IN

INDIA.

MRS. VETOLO FOUND HER

PURPOSE.

SHE CAN DO IT ALL DAY

LONG AND SHE DOESN'T GET

TIRED.

SOMETHING THAT IS GIVING

HER LIFE, WHICH IS ALSO

BREATHING IN LIFE AND

NURTURE TO A CHILD IN

ANOTHER COUNTRY.

Wendy: RON KNOWS WHAT

IT IS LIKE TO BE WITHOUT A

PURPOSE.

HE GREW UP IN THE SHADOW OF

HIS FATHER, A WELL-KNOWN

PASTOR IN INDIA WHO FOUNDED

17 ORPHANAGES.

I NEVER WANTED TO BE A

PART OF THIS BECAUSE I DON'T

KNOW HOW IT IS IN THIS

COUNTRY, BUT IN MY COUNTRY,

WHEN YOU BECOME A PASTOR AND

YOU COME TO THE BOTTOM OF

THE FOOD CHAIN.

Wendy: RON WAS PURSUING

A GRADUATE DEGREE AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY, WHEN AN UNLIKELY

FRIENDSHIP EMERGED.

BEING AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN

WOMAN FROM NEW YORK CITY,

HAVING A STRONG PERSONALITY,

AND HE BEING AN INDIAN FROM

A VERY CHAUVINISTIC COUNTRY,

BUT GOD HAD A BIGGER PLAN.

Wendy: AND THEY ARE NOW

BEST FRIENDS, PART OF A

MOVEMENT CALLED "GLOBAL

MOVEMENT."

AFTER FINISHING GRADUATE

SCHOOL, RON RETURNED TO

INDIA.

HE AND I WORKED TO PROVIDE

HIS ORPHANAGES WITH BASIC

NEEDS.

LIKE PLAY ROOMS FOR CHILDREN

WHO NEVER HAD TOYS, OR HOME

MADE BLANKETS TO COVER THEM

WITH WARMTH AND LOVE.

THEY SEE MRS. VETOLO AS A

LOCAL SERVANT.

TO HAVE A LITTLE ITALIAN

GRANDMOTHER IN THE MIDDLE OF

AMERICA, TO SAY I WILL TAKE

MY FRAIL HANDS AND I WILL

CREATE SOMETHING FOR YOU

THAT'S A PRACTICAL NEED.

MAN LOOKS AT THE OUTWARD

APPEARANCE, BUT GOD LOOKS AT

YOUR HEART.

WHEN YOU SEE WHAT

MRS. VETOLO IS DOING, IT

MAKES COMPLETE SENSE.

Wendy: ONES A YEAR RON

RETURNS TO THE UNITED

STATES.

THIS TIME HE MADE A NEW

FRIEND.

HELLO!

HOW ARE YOU?

I'M FINE.

I'VE MADE WARM BLANKETS

FOR YOU.

DO YOU WANT ME TO SHOW

YOU SOME PICTURES OF THE

KIDS THAT ARE GOING TO GET

THIS?

YEAH.

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM.

CAN YOU SEE THAT?

UH-HUH.

THAT'S THEM.

AH-HAH.

THEY COME FROM THE

STREETS.

THEY DON'T HAVE A PARENT.

THEY DON'T HAVE A MOTHER OR

A FATHER.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT,

PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE

ANYBODY.

IF ONE OF THESE CAN COVER

THEM WHEN THEY'RE COLD, I'LL

BE HAPPY.

I WISH I HAD ONE HERE.

I WOULD HUG THEM.

JESUS HAS A PURPOSE FOR US

ALL.

BUT I NEVER THOUGHT HE HAD A

PURPOSE LIKE THIS FOR ME.

AND I'M VERY HAPPY AND

HONORED AND HUMBLED.

JESUS, I LOVE YOU, I THANK

YOU, AND I PRAISE YOU ALL MY

DAYS, UNTIL THE DAY I COME

HOME TO YOU.

Pat: 95 YEARS OLD, AND

SHE HAS A PURPOSE TO LIVE

AND TO SERVE.

IF YOU'D LIKE MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT'S

CALLED "SERVE LOCAL," THE

MINISTRY, LOG INTO

CBNNEWS.COM.

WHAT A GREAT STORY HIS

CHRISTMAS.

TERRY?

Terry: GO, CONNIE.

UP NEXT, A DEVOUT YOUNG MAN

WHO HAD A CRISIS OF FAITH.

I'M TRYING TO DEFEND

ISLAM TO MY FRIENDS.

I'M TRYING TO EXPLAIN TO MY

FRIEND WHY ISLAM IS

PEACEFUL.

BUT HOW DO I EXPLAIN WHAT IS

HAPPENING ON THE TV.

Terry: SEE HOW THREE

DREAMS LED THIS MUSLIM TO

JESUS.

Pat: WELL, SINCE

CHILDHOOD, NABIL KORESHI HAD

BEEN TAUGHT THAT ISLAM IS A

RELIGION OF PEACE.

AND HE FERVENTLY BELIEVED

THAT.

BUT WHEN 9/11 HIT, NABIL WAS

A FRESHMAN IN COLLEGE.

SO FOR THE FIRST TIME HE

STRUGGLED TO RECONCILE THE

ISLAM HE SAW ON HIS TV

SCREEN WITH THE ISLAM HE HAD

KNOWN ALL HIS LIFE.

IT WAS REALLY SOMETHING I

HAD TO WRESTLE WITH BECAUSE

AT THIS POINT, ALL OF THE

TALK ABOUT ISLAM BEING A

RELIGION OF PEACE WAS BEING

CONFRONTED WITH A VERY

VIVID, VISUAL PICTURE OF

PEOPLE BEING MURDERED IN THE

NAME OF ALLAH.

Reporter: SINCE CHILD

HOS CHILDHOOD, NABIL HAD

BEEN AN ISLAM.

THE SLOGAN FOR THE SECT

IS "LOVE FOR ALL; HATRED FOR

NONE."

GROWING UP I WAS TAUGHT

TO LOVE EVERYONE.

Reporter: HE PRAYED

FIVE TIMES A DAY, AND

MEMORIZED THE QURAN IN

ENGLISH AND ARABIC.

HE WAS DETERMINED TO PROVE

THAT ISLAM WAS THE ONLY TRUE

FAITH, ESPECIALLY TO

CHRISTIANS.

WHEN I CHALLENGED THEM ON

THE RELIABILITY OF THE

BIBLE, WHEN I CHALLENGED

THEM ON THE DEITY OF CHRIST

OR THE CRUCIFIXION OR I

CHALLENGED THEM ON THE

TRINITY, THEY WOULD HAVE NO

ANSWER.

AND THEY WOULD BEGIN A VERY

QUICK RETREAT INTO THE REALM

OF FAITH.

I JUST BELIEVE ON FAITH.

AND I'M THINKING, YOU'RE

USING THE WORD "FAITH" THE

WAY I USE THE WORD

"IGNORANCE."

Reporter: THEN IN HIS

FRESHMAN YEAR OF COLLEGE, HE

SAW ANOTHER SIDE OF FAITH.

I HAVE ANSWER FOR MYSELF,

WHAT IS ISLAM?

IS IT PEACEFUL?

I WAS SURE IT WAS PEACEFUL.

BUT HOW DO I EXPLAIN WHAT IS

HAPPENING ON THE TV.

Reporter: LATER THAT

YEAR HE MET DAVID, A

CHRISTIAN.

LIKE NABIL, HE KNEW HOW TO

DEFEND HIS FAITH THROUGH

LOGIC AND REASON.

DAVID WAS ABLE TO GIVE ME

REASONS TO BELIEVE IN THE

BIBLE, REASONS TO BELIEVE

THAT THE BIBLE HASN'T BEEN

CHANGED.

THAT THE 66 BOOKS OF THE

BIBLE ARE ACTUALLY WHAT

SHOULD BE IN THE BIBLE AND

NO OTHER BOOK SHOULD BE IN

THAT COLLECTION.

HE HAD THOUGHT ABOUT THESE

THINGS.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

DIFFERENCES, NABIL AND DAVID

BECAME FRIENDS.

AND OVER THE NEXT THREE

YEARS OFTEN DEBATED ABOUT

RELIGION.

NABIL HELD ON THAT HIS

BELIEFS, BUT WAS RUNNING OUT

OF ARGUMENTS.

WHENEVER I STARTED

PROVIDING REASONS TO HIM,

THAT'S WHEN HE STARTED

POINTING OUT FLAWS

IN MY

REASONING.

Reporter: IT BECAME

EVEN CLEARER WHEN HE

COMPARED THE BIBLE TO

QURAN.

IT BECAME ABUNDANTLY

CLEAR WHY PEOPLE COULD BE SO

VIOLENT WHEN PRACTICING THE

QURAN BECAUSE THE TRADITIONS

OF ISLAM WAS VERY, VERY

VIOLENT.

I'M TRYING TO DEFEND ISLAM

TO MY FRIEND, WHO IS

CHRISTIAN.

WHY ISLAM IS PEACEFUL, WHY

WOMEN ARE GIVEN EQUAL

RIGHTS.

NOW I HAVE TO DEFEND ALL OF

THE THINGS I BELIEVED, AND

I'M FAILING MISERABLY.

Reporter: NABIL SAW THE

ONLY LOGICAL CONCLUSION IS

JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD.

THE BIGGEST BLASPHEMY IN

ISLAM IS TO WORSHIP ANYTHING

OTHER THAN ALLAH.

IF THERE IS A CHANCE THAT

ISLAM COULD BE FALSE, THAT'S

A CRISIS.

THAT'S GOING TO SHAKE MY

WORLD, AND IT DID.

AND THAT'S WHAT DROVE ME TO

MY KNEES.

THAT'S WHEN I BEGAN TO ASK,

GOD, WHO ARE YOU?

Reporter: IN THE MUSLIM

TRADITION, NABIL ASKED GOD

TO SHOW HIM THE TRUTH IN A

DREAM.

GOD GAVE HIM THREE.

ONE IN PARTICULAR HAD A

PROFOUND EFFECT.

I WAS STANDING AT THE

THRESHOLD OF A DOOR, THAT

WAS JUST WIDE ENOUGH TO FIT

ME AND TALL ENOUGH TO FIT

ME.

AND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

THIS DOORWAY WAS A ROOM,

THAT HAD BEEN SET WITH A

FEAST.

I KNEW THAT THAT ROOM WAS

HEAVEN.

I KNEW I HAD TO GET INTO

THAT ROOM IF I WANTED TO BE

IN HEAVEN.

Reporter: LATER HE READ

A PASSAGE IN THE BIBLE THAT

CONFIRMED HIS DREAMS.

CONVINCED OF THE TRUTH, HIS

WORLD WAS SHATTERED.

SEEKING COMFORT, HE REACHED

FOR THE QURAN.

I PULLED OUT THE QURAN

AND I STARTED GOING THROUGH

ITS PAGES.

IT WAS A RUDE AWAKENING,

THAT THERE ISN'T A SINGLE

VERSE IN THE QURAN DESIGNED

TO COMFORT A HURTING MAN.

NOT ONE.

I PUT IT AWAY AND I TURNED

TO THE BIBLE AND I TURNED TO

MATTHEW.

MATTHEW 5, AND HERE IS WHAT

IT SAYS: "BLESSED ARE THOSE

WHO MOURN, FOR THEY SHALL BE

COMFORTED."

I'M SAYING TO GOD, I KNOW

WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO, BUT

I JUST NEED TIME TO MOURN.

I JUST NEED TIME TO MOURN.

I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH THE

BIBLE AT THAT MOMENT.

IT WAS AS IF GOD HAD WRITTEN

THOSE WORDS SPECIFICALLY FOR

ME.

HE KNEW 2,000 YEARS AGO THAT

I WOULD NEED COMFORT AND I

WOULD GO TO MATTHEW, SO HE

PUT THAT VERSE IN MATTHEW

FOR ME.

SO I SAID, THIS IS THE

TRUTH.

THIS IS WHERE THE TRUTH IS

FOUND.

I ULTIMATELY, BY READING THE

BIBLE, ACCEPTED CHRIST.

Reporter: NABIL STARTED

TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT HIS NEW

FAITH, INCLUDING HIS

PARENTS.

THEY WERE DISAPPOINTED, BUT

THEY STILL LOVE THEIR SON.

HE IS PRAYING THAT ONE DAY

THEY WILL KNOW CHRIST.

SO THEY CAN KNOW HIM.

SO WE CAN ALL BE TOGETHER

FOR ETERNITY.

I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE GOING

TO CHURCH WITH MY FAMILY,

HONESTLY.

AND I WOULD LOVE SOME DAY

FOR MY FATHER AND MY MOTHER

TO BE WORSHIPPING ALONGSIDE

OF IT.

I CAN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT

BECAUSE I'LL JUST BREAK UP.

Reporter: TODAY HE

WORKS FOR ROBBIE ZACERIAS,

AND HAS A BOOK CALLED

"SEEKING ALLAH, FINDING

JESUS."

HE IS MOST GRATEFUL FOR THE

UNDERSTANDING OF TRUTH AND

THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE.

JESUS WAS ABLE TO

RESURRECT FROM THE DEATH.

HE HAS KILLED DEATH.

AND THIS LIFE IS ALL ABOUT

LIFE AND IT DOESN'T END IN

DEATH.

AND THERE IS NOTHING,

NOTHING MORE FREEING THAN

THAT.

Pat: WHAT A WONDERFUL

TESTIMONY.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, JESUS

CHRIST HIMSELF SAID, "I AM

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE

LIFE.

NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER

BUT BY ME."

NOW, WHEN I WAS COMING ALONG

IN MY FAITH JOURNEY, I READ

THAT AND I SAID, THAT'S

ABSOLUTE PRESUMPTION.

THIS GUY WAS A MAN.

HE WAS A HUMAN BEING, JUST

LIKE I AM.

FOR HIM TO SAY, "I AM THE

WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE

LIFE, I AM THE LIGHT OF THE

WORLD, I'M THE BREAD OF

LIFE," I COULDN'T ACCEPT

IT.

UNTIL ONE DAY I OPENED MY

HEART AND I ASKED FOR HIS

FORGIVENESS.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT MADE

PERFECT SENSE BECAUSE I

REALIZED HE HAD TO CLAIM

THOSE THINGS BECAUSE THEY

WERE TRUE.

BECAUSE HE IS THE WAY, THE

TRUTH, AND THE LIFE, AND

NOBODY DOES COME TO THE

FATHER BUT BY HIM.

THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

I'M THE DOOR.

IF ANYBODY ENTERS IN, COMES

IN BY ME -- I AM THE DOOR.

I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD.

I'M ALL THOSE THINGS.

WHY?

BECAUSE THAT'S WHO HE IS.

AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE

FATHER, YOU COME TO THE

FATHER THROUGH HIS SON.

I DON'T CARE WHAT FAITH OR

TRADITION YOU'VE COME FROM,

WHETHER IT IS BUDDHIST OR

HINDU AND ISLAM OR CATHOLIC

OR PROTESTANT OR BAHA OR ANY

OTHER FAITH, YOU'VE GOT TO

COME TO GOD THROUGH JESUS.

THERE ARE MANY, MANY WAYS, I

KNOW, BUT THEY DON'T ALL

LEAD TO GOD.

THAT'S WHAT THE FICTION IS,

BUT IT IS NOT TRUE.

THERE IS ONE WAY.

ONE WAY.

I AM THE WAY.

AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HIM

THIS CHRISTMAS, I ASK YOU TO

DO SOMETHING REAL SIMPLE.

I WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME.

AND I WANT YOU TO LISTEN

VERY CAREFULLY TO WHAT I

SAY.

AND WHEN YOU SAY IT, LISTEN

TO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ALONG

WITH ME.

AND PRAY THESE WORDS.

LORD, JESUS, REVEAL YOURSELF

TO ME, AND I WILL SERVE

YOU.

LORD, WHOEVER YOU ARE,

WHEREVER YOU ARE, IF YOU

ARE, I COME TO YOU AND I ASK

YOU, LORD, REVEAL YOURSELF

TO ME.

AND I WILL SERVE YOU.

THANK YOU, LORD, THAT YOU'VE

HEARD MY PRAYER.

I RECEIVE YOUR BLESSING IN

MY LIFE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, LORD.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THANK YOU.

AMEN.

NOW, I HAVE SOMETHING FOR

YOU.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I'VE

GOT SOMETHING THAT TELLS YOU

ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE

BORN AGAIN, AND SOME OF THE

THINGS THAT HAPPEN LATER.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY," AND

I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU IF YOU

WANT IT.

I'VE GOT A BOOKLET HERE

CALLED "ISLAM, RELIGION OF

WAR OR PEACE?"

AND IT HAS SELECTED FROM THE

QURAN THOSE VERY SCRIPTURES

THAT OUR GUEST, NABIL, WAS

TALKING ABOUT.

IT IS A BEAUTIFULLY

ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET, TALKING

ABOUT THE STATEMENTS OF

MOHAMMED, WHERE ISLAM CAME

FROM, WHAT THE SO-CALLED

REVELATION IS THAT HE HAD.

AND I'LL SEND THIS TO YOU

FREE.

GO TO YOUR PHONE AND SAY,

LISTEN, I PRAYED WITH PAT.

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

I'M ASKING HIM TO REVEAL

HIMSELF TO ME, AND I EXPECT

A REVELATION THIS

CHRISTMAS.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

WE'RE GOING TO "BRING IT

ON."

SHERESE SAYS, "I RECENTLY

GOT ENGAGED TO MY BOYFRIEND

OF SEVEN YEARS.

WHAT IS THE SECRET OF

STAYING TOGETHER FOREVER?"

STAY TUNED FOR PAT'S

ANSWER.

THAT'S COMING UP.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB" FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS STRIKES

IN THE HOOSHER STATE.

REPS FROM THE ACLU SAY THE

NATIVITY SCENE,

QUOTE,"REPRESENTS AN

ENDORSEMENT OF RELIGION AND

HAS THE PRINCIPLE EFFECT OF

ADVANCING RELIGION AND

THEREFORE VIOLATES THE

CONSTITUTION."

THE NATIVITY SCENE HAS BEEN

A TOWN TRADITION FOR MORE

THAN A CENTURY.

THEY SAY THEY WELCOME

DISPLAYS FROM OTHER

RELIGIONS AS LONG AS THEY'RE

TASTE FULL.

A GROUP OF FLORIDA CITY

LEADERS WALKED OUT OF A

MEETING IN OPPOSITION TO A

CONTROVERSIAL PRAYER.

YOU CAN SEE THE MAYOR OF THE

CITY OF LAKEWORTH AND

SEVERAL COMMISSIONERS

WALKING OUT BEFORE ATHEIST

PRESTON SMITH BEGINS HIS

PRAYER.

IT BEGINS WITH PRAISING

MOTHER EARTH WITH THE ALL

KNOWING WISDOM OF SATAN.

AND HE WENT ON TO INVOKE

KRISHNA AND SATAN.

HE REQUESTED PERMISSION TO

GIVE A SATANIC PRAYER.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN ALWAYS GET

THE LATEST NEWS BY GOING TO

OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY ARE BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: WELL, WE'D LIKE

TO "BRING IT ON" WITH SOME

OF THE E-MAIL YOU

SUBMITTED.

THE FIRST LETTER WE HAVE

TODAY COMES FROM SHERESE,

WHO ASKS, "WHAT IS THE

SECRET OF STAYING TOGETHER

FOREVER?

I RECENTLY GOT ENGAGED TO MY

BOYFRIEND OF SEVEN YEARS,

AND I WAS WONDERING HOW DO

WE KEEP THIS RELATIONSHIP

STRONG?"

Pat: FOR THE MAN,

DURING EVERYTHING YOUR WIFE

TELLS YOU.

Terry: I'VE BEEN AROUND

YOU LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

Pat: THE SECRET IS

PUTTING THE LORD IN THE

CENTER OF YOUR

RELATIONSHIP.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE

WORD CONTROLS THINGS.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME

AUTHORITY, AND THAT'S WHAT

IT IS.

BUT BEYOND THAT, THE DEAL IS

PUT YOUR SPOUSE FIRST.

WHAT DOES HE WANT?

TO THE WIFE, WHAT DOES SHE

WANT?

AND YOU MIGHT SAY OVER AND

OVER AGAIN, DARLING, WHAT

MAKES YOU HAPPY.

NO, I WANT TO DO WHAT YOU

WANT TO DO.

NO, BUT I WANT TO DO WHAT

YOU WANT TO DO.

BUT WHEN YOU DO THAT -- THE

OTHER THING IS DON'T MAKE A

BIG DEAL OUT OF YOU.

YOU'RE JUST YOU, SO DON'T

JUST MAKE A BIG THING ABOUT

IT.

WELL, YOU HURT MY FEELINGS.

BOLOGNA.

DON'T GIVE ME ALL THAT

FEELINGS STUFF.

YOU HURT MY FEELINGS -- YOU

HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU DID.

YOU CRITICIZED ME BECAUSE I

BURNED THE DINNER -- FORGET

IT.

SIT EASY.

YOU'RE NOT A BIG DEAL.

IF A MEMBER OF A FAMILY, A

HUSBAND OR WIFE, REALIZED

NEITHER ONE OF THEM ARE A

BIG DEAL, YOU'RE NOT

ANYTHING SPECIAL, YOU'RE

JUST YOU.

AND JUST ACT LIKE IT AND

DON'T ACT LIKE YOU'RE THE

SUPREME LEADER.

YOU CAN'T GET OFFENDED.

I'M SORRY.

Terry: I LOVE WHAT YOU

SAID ABOUT BRINGING JESUS

INTO THE CORE PART OF IT.

IF YOU'RE BOTH DOING THAT,

YOU CAN'T MISS.

Pat: YOU HAVE TO DO

THAT.

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU A

STORY.

I HAVE A GREAT BIG, PRETTY

DESK.

AND IT WAS FILLED WITH

PAPERS BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT

TO MESS WITH ALL OF MY

PAPERS.

AND THEY KEEP COMING IN AND

STACKING UP.

ANYWAY, MY WIFE WENT ON A

CLEANING SPREE AND SHE GOT

THE HOUSEKEEPING LADY TO

TAKE ALL OF MY PAPERS, AND

MOST OF THEM GOT FILED OR

THROWN AWAY.

WELL, I HAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF

PENS ON MY DESK.

MOST OF THEM WERE CHEAPOS,

AND A LOT WERE DRY AND

SHOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN

AWAY.

BUT I HAD A VERY EXPENSIVE

AURORA 500 OR 600 --

SOMEBODY HAD GIVEN ME A

BEAUTIFUL PEN.

I LOVED IT.

MY WIFE TOOK ALL OF MY PENS,

INCLUDING THE AURORA AND

THREW THEM IN THE TRASH

CAN.

AND WHEN I GOT HOME, I SAID,

WHERE ARE MY PENS?

AND SHE SAID, I JUST WANTED

TO CLEAN THINGS UP.

> AND I SAID, YOU HAVE

VIOLATED ME.

FINALLY, I SAID, I AM MAD.

BUT I CAN'T GO TO SLEEP

MAD.

WOULD YOU PLEASE APOLOGIZE

SO I CAN FORGIVE YOU.

SHE SAID, ALL RIGHT, I'M

SORRY, I DID IT.

AND I SAID, OKAY, I FORGIVE

YOU.

Terry: AND NOW I'M

GOING TO BED.

Pat: NOW I'M GOING TO

SLEEP.

DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON

YOUR WRATH.

DON'T THROW AWAY YOUR

HUSBAND'S PRECIOUS ITEMS.

Terry: THIS LEADS INTO

A DUAL QUESTION, BOTH ABOUT

FORGIVENESS, SO YOU SHOULD

BE EXPERT ON THIS.

"IF SOMEONE HURTS YOU AND

YOU FORGIVE THEM, DO YOU

HAVE TO BE AROUND THEM?

HOW WILL YOU KNOW IF YOU

TRULY FORGIVE.

I KNOW JESUS WANTS ME TO

FORGIVE, BUT I'M CONFUSED

ABOUT HAVING A RELATIONSHIP

WITH THEM."

AND MRS. "R" SAYS, "WHY IS

IT SO SEES TO SEE EASY TO

FORGIVE, BUT HARD TO

FORGET?

I HAVE FORGIVEN PEOPLE, BUT

I HAVE A HARD TIME

FORGETTING."

Pat: WE HAVE THAT

PROBLEM.

AFTER A WHILE, I KNOW IN MY

LIFE, I AM LITERALLY

PSYCHOLOGICAL INCAPABLE OF

HOLDING A GRUDGE.

I WOULD LIKE TO DO IT, BUT I

JUST CAN'T.

I THINK IT IS NOT HOLDING A

GRUDGE, BUT DOES THAT MEAN

YOU NEED TO BE IN THE

PRESENCE OF NASTY PEOPLE WHO

ARE INSULTING YOU AND

TRASHING THE FAITH YOU

BELIEVE?

NO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE

AROUND PEOPLE LIKE THAT.

I DON'T THINK GOD INTENDS

THAT TO HAPPEN.

YOU NEED TO FORGIVE, AND IF

POSSIBLE, FORGET.

THE WAY TO FORGET IS TO

FOCUS ON JESUS.

LOOK WHAT HE DID FOR ME.

I WAS A SINNER AND HE

FORGAVE ME.

Terry: THIS IS DEBBIE

WHO SAYS, "EVERY TIME

SOMEONE DIES, PEOPLE WILL

SAY HE HAS GONE TO HEAVEN TO

BE WITH THE LORD.

WHAT PUZZLES ME IS THIS:

WHEN THE BIBLE SPEAKS ABOUT

THE RAPTURE, IT STATES THAT

JESUS WILL COME FOR THE DEAD

IN CHRIST FIRST, AND THEN

THOSE WHO ARE ALIVE WILL GO

WITH CHRIST.

IF WHEN PEOPLE DIE THEY GO

TO BE WITH CHRIST, HOW CAN

HE COME BACK FOR THEM?"

Pat: I KNOW IT IS

CONFUSING.

JESUS IS HANGING ON THE

CROSS AND THE THIEF SAYS,

LORD, REMEMBER ME WHEN YOU

COME TO YOUR KINGDOM IN

HEAVEN.

AND JESUS SAYS, THIS DAY YOU

WILL BE WITH ME IN

PARADISE.

SO HIS SPIRIT WAS GOING TO

LEAVE HIS BODY AND BE WITH

JESUS.

AND THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID,

WHETHER IT IS BETTER TO

REMAIN IN THE FLESH, OR TO

DEPART AND BE WITH THE

LORD.

SO WHEN BELIEVERS DEPART,

THE SPIRIT DEPARTS.

BUT THE BODY WILL NOT, UNTIL

THE RESURRECTION, AT WHICH

TIME THE BODIES WILL BE

REUNITED -- OUR SPIRITUAL

BODIES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE

SPIRIT THAT IS IN PARADISE.

THE DEAD IN CHRIST WILL RISE

FIRST.

THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE THERE.

OKAY.

Terry: THIS IS PAUL WHO

SAYS, "I HEARD PAT SAY THAT

CHRISTIANS MAY RECEIVE

PUNISHMENT FOR SOME BAD

THINGS DONE AFTER

SALVATION.

CATHOLICS BELIEVE THAT

SINNERS WILL BE PUNISHED IN

PURGATORY BUT WILL NOT LOSE

THEIR SOULS?

IS THAT WHAT PAT IS

REFERRING TO?

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT

JESUS PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR

SINS, SO WHY WOULD THERE

BEEN PUNISHMENT?"

Pat: CERTAINLY I DON'T

BELIEVE IN PURGATORY, NO WAY

UNDER HEAVEN.

WHEN YOU'RE WITH THE LORD,

YOU'RE WITH THE LORD.

AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

BUT JESUS TALKED ABOUT THE

MAN, AND HE SAID HE WHO

KNOWS THE LORD'S WILL AND

REFUSES TO DO IT WILL BE

PUNISHED WITH MANY STRIPES.

AND HE THAT DIDN'T KNOW BUT

DIDN'T DO IT WILL HAVE FEW

STRIPES.

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS WE ALL

MUST STAND BEFORE THE BEMA,

THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF

CHRIST.

SO THERE ARE GOING TO BE

CERTAIN TYPES OF REWARDS AND

PUNISHMENT BEFORE THE

JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST, BUT

THAT IS NOT THE GREAT WHITE

THRONE JUDGMENT.

THE IDEA OF GOING TO HELL

AND NOT GOING TO HELL IS

SETTLED THE MINUTE YOU COME

TO JESUS.

SO THAT IS WHAT YOUR

CONFIDENCE IS.

I DON'T THINK ALL IS EQUAL.

I THINK THOSE WHO WORKED

HARD ALL OUR LIVES AND

SERVED THE LORD FAITHFULLY,

I THINK GOD WILL HAVE SOME

PRESENT FOR THEM IN HEAVEN.

BUT THE GREATEST THING WOULD

BE CLOSE TO HIM.

I THINK THE GREATEST

PUNISHMENT WOULD BE NOT TO

BE CLOSE TO JESUS.

I THINK THE BLESSING IS

WE'LL BE CLOSE TO HIM WHEN

WE DIE IN HEAVEN.

DID THAT ANSWER THE

QUESTION?

I HOPE IT DOES.

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE ON THIS

PROGRAM IS TAKEN FROM THE

PROPHET ISAIAH 59: "WHEN THE

ENEMY COMES IN LIKE A FLOOD,

THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL

LIFT UP A STANDARD AGAINST

HIM."

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

MAN, I HOPE THIS IS A

WONDERFUL WEEK.

CHRISTMAS IS COMING UP NEXT

WEEK, SO YOU GET READY FOR

IT AND YOU ENJOY THE LORD.

REMEMBER, IT IS HIS

BIRTHDAY, AND I'LL SAY IT

AGAIN, CHRIST IS THE REASON

FOR THE SEASON.

WE LEAVE YOU TODAY WITH A

SONG FROM A C.D. CALLED

"BRING US PEACE."

HERE IS JENNY OWENS SINGING

"CHRISTMAS ALL THE TIME."

*

* WHEN I WAS A LITTLE

GIRL *

* MOST EVERY NIGHT I SPENT

WAITING FOR MY FAVORITE

HOLIDAY TO ARRIVE *

* I WOULD DREAM THAT WHEN I

AWOKE I WOULD FIND THAT IT

WAS CHRISTMAS ALL THE

TIME *

* ALWAYS LOVED SWEET MAGIC

THAT THE SEASON WOULD

BRING *

* COULDN'T WAIT

* AND I'D THINK ABOUT HOW

LIFE COULD BE IF IT WAS

CHRISTMAS ALL THE TIME *

* OH, TO CELEBRATE OUR

SAVIOR FIRST *

* BY GIVING TO THE WORLD

FROM THE FOREST OF OUR

LIVES *

* GOD'S GIFT TO ME, TELL ME

HOW IT CAN BE CHRISTMAS ALL

THE TIME *

* NOW THAT I'M OLDER, I ASK

FOR GIFTS LIKE COURAGE AND

STRENGTH *

* I PRAY FOR BROKEN HEARTS

AND PEACE FOR MANKIND *

* BUT STILL I ASK FOR

CHRISTMAS ALL THE TIME *

* SO LET'S CELEBRATE

* OUR SAVIOR FIRST

* BY GIVING TO THE WORLD

* FROM THE FOREST OF OUR

LIVES *

* ALL OUR BLESSINGS AND

JOY *

* IT CAN BE CHRISTMAS ALL

THE TIME *

* SO LET US CELEBRATE OUR

SAVIOR'S BIRTH *

* BY GIVING TO THE WORLD

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